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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Let's Be Kids!

I love teaching children. They are so fun! Children listen with their hearts. They get into stories. They have imaginations, but they’re not overly analytical. They have a great capacity for enjoyment. They giggle and play, and they love variety. They understand concepts simply, because they don’t have a lifetime of information to process.

God tells us we need to come to Him as little children, because “of such is the kingdom of God.” Jesus asked the disciples to let even very small children come to Him.

Jesus actually called His own disciples “little children” right before he was arrested (John 13:33). Paul also uses this terminology for Christians in Galatians 4:19. John, in 1, 2, and 3 John addresses believers many times as “little children.” (We know he was the last surviving disciple, so maybe he felt like these younger Christians were truly like sons to him. But it’s also a term of endearment.)

Ephesians 5:1 and 8 say, Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.

We’re to follow God like children. What kind of children? Children of light.

Who is Light? 1 John 1:5 says, This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. God is Light.

Be followers of God, just like children follow adults. Walk as children of light—following God, Who actually is Light.

Follow like children—simply, without complicating things, trusting, believing, growing, enjoying. 
                                                    Let’s be kids, spiritually!

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